Todd Wedge received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and furthered his studies with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. In 2015, Mr. Wedge was invited to join the voice faculty at Kennesaw State University where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Voice. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wedge was the Department Head of the Vocal Music department at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts - a public arts magnet school that specializes in pre-conservatory curriculum for both classical voice and musical theater. He has been fortunate recipient of awards from the Friends of Austria Lieder Competition, American Opera Society, Bel Canto Society, and the Loretta Kearns Award for Excellence in Music Education. In 2013, Mr. Wedge was selected by the San Francisco Classical Voice as “Music Educator of the Year” which lead to a nomination for the GRAMMY foundation “Music Educator of the Year” - of which he was a semi-finalist. In 2014, Mr. Wedge was nominated for the San Francisco Mayor’s Teacher of the Year Award and was selected at a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar.
While living in Chicago, he was the tenor soloist in many of the oratorio works of Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Bach, and Mozart, while simultaneously maintaining a private studio and teaching courses in vocal pedagogy at the University of Notre Dame. During this time Mr. Wedge also served as a young artist with the Chicago Opera Theater, after which he was invited to join the GRAMMY award-winning men’s ensemble Chanticleer. During his three seasons with Chanticleer, Mr. Wedge helped bring audiences to their feet in over 200 cities and 13 different countries in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls. In addition to the rigorous touring schedule, Mr. Wedge also spent much time in the recording studio and can be heard on the following albums: And on Earth, Peace: A Chanticleer Mass; Let it Snow; The Best of Chanticleer; A Chanticleer Christmas; The Mission Road-Our Journey Back; (DVD & CD), and The Singing Life (DVD).
Currently residing in Atlanta, GA, Mr. Wedge maintains a private vocal studio and is frequently seen as a recitalist, guest conductor, lecturer, and clinician. He is a member of NATS, NAfME, ACDA, and CMEA.